Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Doodling.....

I love to sit and watch my Miss Connie as she 'doodles' away... She'll sit with a bunch of pencils and a big wad of blank paper scribbling away for hours some days, not usually producing too much that you can recognise. That was until the other day when it all started coming together for her.... She started to draw her 'mummy' and boy did my heart melt.....
As you can probably tell I was pretty excited!!!! So the sewing machine came out and I whipped up a very special roll to put her most precious pencils ('draws' as she likes to call them) in....

She feels so very grown up now and has to have her pencil roll with her everywhere she goes, just in case she needs to do some 'draws' while she's on the go....

We also celebrated with a yummy baked treat.... This cake is DELICIOUS, and now one of Miss Connie's favourites!!!! It's only the second time that I've made it since I got the recipe off my sister last week.

Bran Cup Cake....

1 cup bran, 1 cup milk, 1 cup sugar (any kind is fine, e.g. raw, brown, white), 1 cup dried fruit (I used sultanas and chopped dried apricots but you could use ANYTHING!!! I also added 1/4 cup of desiccated coconut which wasn't in the original recipe. You could add anything here, the variations are endless, I added macadamia nuts with my fruit last time too, YUMMO)....

Combine all of these ingredients and allow to soak for a good hour.... Next, add 1 cup SR flour, give it a good stir and spoon the mixture into a well greased loaf tin. Bake at 180C for 45-60 mins, or until lovely and golden brown....

I iced this cake with a lemon butter icing but it tastes just as delicious without icing.... (Let me know if you'd like the recipe for the lemon butter icing too, if so I'll post that up too)

14 comments:

  1. Yeah for Connie! Love the look of that cake too - I think I'll have to give it a go!

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  2. Yummmmm. Im still yet to make the monte creams from your last post, but planning to make them for DH's birthday this weekend. Have you thought about a tutorial for the gorgeous pencil roll? I'd love to give it a go!

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  3. I love that picture of a sweet little hand producing her artwork! What a great idea, to make her such a wonderful pencil case!
    Cheers,
    Dionne

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  4. Oh how sweet is she drawing away. I love the new pencil roll too, and I am sure it is a favourite. That cake does look delicious and I will need to try that recipe out. Thank you for sharing it.

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  5. CUTE..... Kid art rocks!! I love the pix of mummy..... maybe we can work on one of aunty ab.... theres plenty of time till my bday...lol.

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  6. Cute! It's so exciting when their doodles turn into something recognisable and pictures of mummy and daddy are particularly special.

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  7. Isn't it fascinating to see their skills develop? They are amazing little beings.

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  8. what an easy sounding cake! :)

    Love the pencil wrap you made her too! very cute!

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  9. So sweet! Never too young to get those creative juices running!

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  10. Well done Connie!! She has obviously inherited your creativeness. The Bran cake looks yummy - perfect for the lunchbox.

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  11. When you say bran in the cake is that like all bran or finer than that?

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  12. That pencil roll is so great! What a great mommy you are. Yummo, that cake looks so delicious.

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  13. Have just jotted down the bran cup cake recipe and just thought I'd check with you - is there no eggs in this recipe? Sounds really nice, especially with the macadamias. Love puppy Lucy too!

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